FBI Agent Charged With Second-degree Assault After Accidentally Shooting Man While Dancing at Nightclub

FBI agent Chase Bishop appears in a booking photo released by the Denver District Attorney’s Office, in Denver, Colorado, U.S., June 12, 2018. Denver District Attorney’s Office/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY – RC1CE089B030

An off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot a man while dancing in a Denver nightclub has been charged with second-degree assault.

The agent, named by police as Chase Bishop, was performing a backflip in a nightclub when his gun fell out of his pocket and shot a bystander in the leg.

Mr Bishop handed himself in to police on Tuesday and has been charged with second-degree assault.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday for a hearing.

“Additional charges may be filed based on the results of a pending blood alcohol content analysis,” the Denver District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

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SOURCE: BBC News